Memorial Legacy Fund

for technology to continue preservation, presentation and production of


Our Beloved Father and MFI phtographer, Dr. A.W. Helton, passed peacefully December 15th, 2016.  Red Helton lived Life beautifully and bravely. He LOVED his children. He LOVED Idaho. He LOVED the Earth and taught us how.

A Program For State Parks, Special Events and Private Gatherings

Snail Mail:

Rifka Helton/My Father’s Idaho

P.O. Box 8594 Moscow , ID. 83843

A true story of Love and Wilderness adventures in 1950s and 1960s Idaho.

Thank You for encouraging the preservation and pre- sentation of our Father's historical images of 1950s and 1960s Idaho. This time tested labor of Love captures the heart and soul of an era and the archive will soon be viewable as a Special Collection at the University of Idaho.  Thank you to our father,  Dr.  Audus Helton, for being there and for sharing the inspirational view with us all!

LIVE Performance/Community screenings most recently seen in Palouse, Wa. Moscow,  Genesee, Potlatch,Troy Idaho and Clarkston, Wa. Thank you to Friends of the Clearwater, Latah County Community Foundation and Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.  As seen in Art Idaho Magazine,  Idaho Statesman,  Boise Weekly, Idaho Public Television, Shore Lodge, Glenns Ferry Historical Museum,  Moscow Chamber of Commerce, Buhl 8th Street Center, Shangri-La Tea Room/Boise,  Moscow Best Western,  Warm Lake Lodges, BSU.


Rifka Helton, 1959

Early Moonrise from Trilby Ridge, 1962

N. Fork Clearwater near Weitas Creek 1962

Idaho Governor and Mrs. Len B.Jordon                                                                                                            Moscow May Day Homecoming Parade, 1953